Vegetable Sorting News

Westfro expands capacity and ensures quality with investment in Bühler’s SORTEX K sorting solutions

07/01/2014 Bühler further reinforces its role in ensuring excellence in vegetable processing, with the installation of additional SORTEX optical sorting equipment at Westfro, the family-run Belgian producer of frozen vegetables, herbs and fruit. Read more

Bühler technology reduces breakages in frozen raspberries processing

04/08/2013 Technology specialist Bühler has launched a new soft landing system for its optical sorting technology, to reduce product breakages for processors of delicate frozen raspberries. Read more

Bühler’s SORTEX E1D cleans up frozen peppers in Ukraine

04/10/2013 Thanks to the sophisticated optical sorting innovations included in the Bühler SORTEX E1D sorter, the Frozen Group Company from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine has been able to reduce the incoming defect levels for frozen peppers, from an initial 75% to an exceedingly low company specification, whilst saving the small seeds for maximum value. The loss of good product in the reject is now significantly less than 1%. Key to the sorting success was setting the SORTEX E1D to operate in reverse sorting mode.” Read more

Bühler starts U.S. safety demonstration tour

04/10/2013 Bühler’s SORTEX optical sorting experts have launched a technology demonstration tour in the US, to highlight the substantial safety benefits of effective sorting in the fruit and vegetable packing line. Read more

Bühler Sortex opens its doors to fruit & vegetable processors

03/20/2013 Throughout the first week of March, Bühler welcomed a group of leading fruit and vegetable freezers from Europe to their London manufacturing facility to showcase their SORTEX optical sorting technology and latest innovations for the fruit and vegetable sector. Read more

Bühler’s flexibility helps Turkish Fruit and Vegetable company

06/15/2012 Bühler’s flexibility and customer care helped a Turkish fruit and vegetable processor meet its sorting requirements. A Bursa based company, Martas Marmara Agricultural Food had initially ordered two SORTEX K optical sorters, but following a last minute review, the company decided that a more compact sorter was required. Martas Marmara changed one of the two SORTEX K orders to a smaller sorter to help the company meet its processing requirements. Read more

Food safety and quality

03/14/2012 For fruit and vegetable processors, ensuring food safety and quality control can be one of the most prominent issues affecting their business. If quality control processes are not carried out in the most effective and efficient manner, it can have the disastrous consequences for not only the processor but the retailer and the end consumer as well. Read more

Getting the shape right


In recent years, optical sorters have revolutionized the sorting of bulk commodities. The latest models from Bühler Sortex function not only as colour sorters, but if required, act also as shape sorters or as colour and shape sorters.

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